The new year is upon us, and as a Friday afternoon farewell to 2013, check out this astonishingly fast-paced recap of the newsmakers that dominated headlines over the last 12 months.
Roads & Kingdoms
Europe’s Waiting Room The Syrian civil war has turned Erdine, Turkey, back into the waystation for refugees that it was nearly a century ago.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Aisha Harris rounds up some shocking, informative, and hilarious reads.
What Happens When We Get It Wrong? Slate’s Corrections Czar Talks About Our Policy on Errors and Typos.
New York Needs Coyotes Coyotes may be wily, even virtually invisible, but they’re changing our cities.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?